Tomorrow I am scheduled for surgery to treat de Quervain’s. I counted up – this will be my 5th surgery since May of 2008. That’s five surgeries in just under 7 years (I count based on my grand daughter’s birthday – she was born just a week after my first knee surgery). At this point, I’m all…”eh, more surgery…nbg.” Because really? I won’t have to come home using crutches after this one, or hold a pillow over my belly for a week, or have chemo and radiation. In fact, I’m only planning on taking one day off of work. I may take off Monday, depending on how I feel.
I watched my surgery on YouTube today. I honestly just want to see the incision, and what type of dressing I will have post op. In all three of the surgeries I watched, it was a thumb spica similar to what I have worn for six months, only a cast. Looks like I will have to wear it for at least two weeks until my first post op appointment. I will have to coordinate my next Jamicure to my splint. LOL
I have books downloaded on my kindle for the weekend, which will be spent quietly recouperating.
Fingers crossed this will be my last surgery, well, ever.